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December 5, 2014
 
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The Forum Announces Fireside Dialogue on Advocacy in Education Abroad


The Forum on Education Abroad is pleased to offer a Fireside Dialogue to be held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Forum Conference in New Orleans in March, 2015. Speaking the Same Language: Advocacy in Education Abroad is intended for senior professionals in education abroad seeking to develop strategies to advance the profile of education abroad within their institution or organization.
 
This Fireside will explore strategies and approaches to enhance institutional support of education abroad. Through open, frank dialogue led by experienced campus leaders and senior internationalists, participants will discuss how individual institutions, organizations and the broader U.S. higher education context impact education abroad efforts, and how education abroad leaders can best position their work within the prevailing institutional landscapes.

Participation for the Fireside Dialogue will be limited to 30 participants in order to foster in-depth discussion. The deadline to submit an application to participate is December 12. Applications to participate in the Fireside Dialogue will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
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Nominate a Colleague for the Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award


Now is the time to nominate a deserving colleague for The Forum’s Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award, which honors a Forum member who has been remarkably effective in influencing institutions of higher learning to understand and support education abroad through the dissemination of The Forum's goals: standards of good practice, data collection and research, curricular development and academic design, and assessment. The award will be presented at the 11th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, on Friday, March 27.  Previous winners include Liam Ó Dochartaigh (2013), Jon Booth (2012), Michael Vande Berg (2012), Susan Pugh (2011), James Langridge (2010), David Larsen (2008), R. Michael Paige (2007), and Peter Wollitzer.

Forum members may submit nominations for the award to conference@forumea.org by January 16, 2015.
 
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Annual Conference Sessions


The session schedule for The Forum’s 11th Annual Conference is now posted online! This year’s sessions were chosen from the more than 145 proposals received, and promise to offer the very best opportunities for discussions about education abroad topics and issues.
 
The conference, It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad, will be held March 25-27, 2015, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA. Click here to register!
 
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Welcome New Members

 
The Forum welcomes the following institutional members committed to the Standards of Good Practice:
 
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
Henry Ford College
Madonna University
University of Kansas
Vanguard University of Southern California

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Annual Conference Grant and Award Opportunities


The Ron Koehn Conference Grant Award is given to faculty members or education abroad colleagues who have been especially effective in contributing to innovations in education abroad program design. The award is named in honor of long-time education abroad innovator, Ron Koehn, who has played a significant role in advancing the education abroad field. Award winners receive a stipend that helps to underwrite the costs of their attendance at The Forum’s Annual Conference. The deadline to apply is December 12.
 
Through the generous support of IFSA-Butler, grants are also available for colleagues who wish to attend the pre-conference workshop, Developing as a U.S.-Based Education Abroad Professional.
 

Application Deadline: Education Abroad Capacity Review


Attention Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners! The Forum will offer Education Abroad Capacity Reviews in Spring 2015 for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners. Offered in support of IIE's Generation Study Abroad initiative, this customized QUIP review focuses on assessing and expanding education abroad capacity at all types of institutions and organizations. The Education Abroad Capacity Review evaluates the organization’s resources, opportunities and challenges according to The Forum’s Standards and offers practical advice for meeting Generation Study Abroad commitment goals. Six institutions are currently completing Capacity Reviews.

This program is open exclusively for Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 12.
 
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Dates and Deadlines:


Friday, December 12:  Applications due for Ron Koehn Conference Grant Award
Friday, December 12:  Application deadline for Capacity Review
Friday, December 12:  Application deadline to participate in Fireside Dialogue
Friday, January 16:  Nominations due for the Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award
Wednesday, January 28:  Early-bird registration deadline for the 11th Annual Conference

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